Admissions to integrated preparatory classes for BAC level students
Admission procedures for international students are detailed on the dedicated website : click here.
BAC level admission procedure: admission to CPE Lyon preparatory classes (MPSI (mathematics, physics and engineering sciences), PCSI (physics, chemistry, engineering sciences), MP (mathematics and physics), PC (physics and chemistry), PSI (physics and engineering sciences)
What is meant by “integrated preparatory classes”?
It is a cycle of preparatory classes particular to a school or a group of schools. In the case of CPE Lyon, the preparatory classes are particular to the school.
CPE Lyon preparatory classes are state contracted and are managed by the Lycée des Chartreux, associated with the Université Catholique de Lyon and the Fondation Scientifique de Lyon et du Sud-Est.
Admission follows a baccalaureate, for engineer course, as part of the 5 years:
- 2 Years of integrated preparatory classes
- 3 years of the engineer course and finally the diploma!
- The move from the CPE Lyon preparatory classes to the engineer course is on the basis of continuous assessment.
CPE Lyon preparatory class programme that follows that of classic grands écoles preparatory classes.
Around 200 places are available every year.
Where are the CPE Lyon preparatory classes held?
The site is in the heart of the historic centre of the town in the Fourvière district, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site:
Integrated Preparatory Classes at the École Supérieure de Chimie Physique et Electronique de Lyon
Institution des Chartreux
8 place Abbé La rue
Tél. : +33 (0)4 78 25 42 51
Consult : website of CPE Lyon preparatory classes
Download : the presentation leaflet for the CPE Lyon preparatory classes (in french)
Applications go through the FESIC selection procedure (Concours Puissance 11, www.concourspuissance11.fr) aimed at:
- Students in their last year of a science baccalaureate
- Those that have passed a baccalaureate less than one year ago
Candidates must be aged under 19 years of age on 1 January of the year of application.
The schools select students on the basis of the application form and a written examination (questionnaires with automatic marking); and the academic file as they see fit.
Candidates may if they so wish, apply to several FESIC member schools. When the results are published at the beginning of June, applicants choose which school to attend.
Timetable for 2013
Registration and request for an application pack is made between 20 January 2013 and on 20 April 2013 by Internet through the web site www.admission-postbac.fr. The written examinations will take place on Saturday 18 May 2013.
presentation leaflet for CPE Lyon preparatory classes (in french)
presentation leaflet for CPE Lyon engineer courses in Chemistry - Chemical Engineering (in french)
presentation leaflet for CPE Lyon engineer courses in Electronics - Telecommunications - Computer science (in french)
In the field of chemistry Integrated Preparatory Classes - Fédération Gay-Lussac
Almost all the schools of chemistry in the Fédération Gay-Lussac offer a specific system of “Fédération Gay-Lussac Integrated Preparatory Classes" for the group of schools. These classes have a much more chemistry focused programme. They have existed in Rennes and Lille for several years. It should be noted that from the start of the 2008 academic year a new class will be opening in Clermont-Ferrand.
Admission to these classes is subject to an examination of the applicants’ academic files.
6 places are offered every academic year at CPE Lyon in year 3 (1st year of the engineering course) to students coming from Fédération Gay-Lussac integrated classes.
For more information go to the Fédération Gay-Lussac site, “recruitment” section